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 Front Cover
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 List of annexes
 List of Tables
 Preface
 Summary
 Acknowledgement
 Introduction
 Section I: Recent trends in agricultural...
 Introduction
 Section II: Factors affecting past...
 Introduction
 Section III: Recent aid agricultural...
 Introduction
 Section IV: Review of aid's agricultural...
 Methodology and limitations of...
 Section V: Summary and conclus...
 Introduction
 Postscript: What lessons can be...
 Annexes
 A.I.D. evaluation publications
 Back Cover






Group Title: A.I.D. program evaluation discussion paper no. 13
Title: AID experience in agricultural research: a review of project evaluation
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 Material Information
Title: AID experience in agricultural research: a review of project evaluation
Series Title: A.I.D. program evaluation discussion paper no. 13
Physical Description: xiv, 257 p. ; 28 cm
Language: English
Creator: Crawford, Paul R.
Development Alternatives, Inc.
Barclay, A. H. Jr.
Publisher: Office of Evaluation, Bureau for Program and Policy Coordination, U.S. Agency for International Development
Publication Date: 1982
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Agriculture   ( lcsh )
Farm life   ( lcsh )
Farming   ( lcsh )
Agriculture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Farm life -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Funding: Florida Historical Agriculture and Rural Life
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Bibliographic ID: UF00053838
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Marston Science Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station; Institute for Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS), University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 08737478

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Title Page
        Page i
        Page ii
    Table of Contents
        Page iii
        Page iv
        Page v
        Page vi
    List of annexes
        Page vii
        Page viii
        Page ix
        Unnumbered ( 11 )
    List of Tables
        Page xi
        Page xii
    Preface
        Page xiii
        Page xiv
    Summary
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Acknowledgement
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Introduction
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
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    Section I: Recent trends in agricultural research: A review of the literature
        Page 11
    Introduction
        Page 11
        Changes in agricultural research objectives
            Page 12
        Changes in agricultural research methodology
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            The trend towards on-farm adaptive research
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            Improving communication between farmers and researchers
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            The trends towards holistic interdisciplinary research
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            Increased attention to national research networks
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            The duration of research projects
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    Section II: Factors affecting past aid investment in agricultural research
        Page 21
    Introduction
        Page 21
        The focus on extension and university support in the 1950's
            Page 22
        Congressionally imposed limitations on agricultural research
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        Changes in aid staffing patterns and agricultural research
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        Impact of the new directions mandate on agricultural research
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        Notes
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    Section III: Recent aid agricultural research support
        Page 31
    Introduction
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        Bureau- and mission-funded agricultural research
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        Aid support of international agricultural research centers
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        Recent trends in centrally funded agricultural research
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            Collaborative research support programs
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            Strengthening grants to U.S. universities
                Page 36
        Notes
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    Section IV: Review of aid's agricultural research projects
        Page 39
    Methodology and limitations of the analysis
        Page 39
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        Evaluation coverage of implementation issues
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        Findings: Mission- and regionally-funded projects
            Page 47
            Introduction
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            Research related issues
                Page 48
                Focus on small farmers
                    Page 48
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                On-farm experimentation and small farmer participation
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                Multi-disciplinary research
                    Page 54
                Research design and implementation
                    Page 54
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                Scope and timing problems
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                Aid support for agricultural research
                    Page 58
                Institutional limitations on use of research findings
                    Page 58
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            Project implementation issues
                Page 60
                Host government support of agricultural research
                    Page 60
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                Counterpart storages
                    Page 64
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                Inadequate counterpart compensation
                    Page 66
                Participant training issues
                    Page 67
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                Expatriate technical assistance
                    Page 69
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                Procurement
                    Page 71
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        Centrally funded agricultural research projects
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            Establishing linkages with host institutions
                Page 75
            Host country researcher participation
                Page 75
            Long term expatriate staff performance
                Page 76
            Project scope and funding inadequacies
                Page 76
            Technical aspects of the research
                Page 76
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            Aid support of centrally funded projects
                Page 78
            Dissemination of research findings
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    Section V: Summary and conclusions
        Page 81
    Introduction
        Page 81
        Summary of findings: Mission- and regionally funded projects
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            Focus on small farmers
                Page 82
            On-farm testing and farmer participation
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            Multi-disciplinary research
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            Research design and implementation
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            Aid supervision of agricultural research
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            Scope and timing problems
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            Host government support
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            Counterpart shortages
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            Participant training programs
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            Long- and short-term expatriate
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            Procurment problems
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        Centrally funded projects: Summary of findings
            Page 85
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    Postscript: What lessons can be learned from routine evaluations?
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    Annexes
        Page 91
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        Annex 1, Tables 1: AID capital & technical assistance projects in agricultural research, education and extension 1962-1972
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        Annex 1, Tables 2: AID program levels-agriculture and rural development
            Page 94
        Annex 1, Tables 3: Chronological listing of centrally funded agricultural research projects
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        Annex 2: Agency for international development - Agricultural research appropriations, 1978-1981
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        Annex 3: AID grants to international agricultural research centers and programs
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        Annex 4: The international agricultural research centers
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        Annex 5: Collaborative research support programs (CRSPs)
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        Annex 6, Table 1: AID grants to U.S. universities under 211 (d)
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        Annex 6, Table 2: Title XII strengthening grants, 1981
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        Annex 7: Projects not included in the sample
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        Annex 8: Identification of the sample
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        Annex 9: Projects not included in the sample
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        Annex 10, Table 1: Revised questionnaire used in the analysis of mission and regionally funded agricultural research projects
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        Annex 10, Table 2: Revised questionnaire used in the analysis of centrally funded agricultural research projects
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        Annex 11: Characteristics of aid project evaluations
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        Annex 11, Table 1: Characteristics of mission- and regionally funded project evaluation documents
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        Annex 11, Table 2: Characteristics of centrally funded project evaluation documents
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        Annex 11, Table 3: Evaluation data - Mission and regionally funded projects
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        Annex 11, Table 4: Evaluation data - Centrally funded projects
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        Annex 12, Table 1: Directing research at small farmers
            Page 171
        Annex 12, Table 2: Constraints and the effect of new technology
            Page 172
        Annex 12, Table 3: Design and implementation of the research
            Page 173
        Annex 12, Table 4: Project scope and time frame
            Page 174
        Annex 12, Table 5: Performance of AID mission in supervision of agricultural research projects
            Page 175
        Annex 12, Table 6: Extension and the research/Extension linkage
            Page 176
        Annex 12, Table 7: Host government support to projects
            Page 177
        Annex 12, Table 8: Manifestations of inadequate government support of agricultural research projects
            Page 178
        Annex 12, Table 9: Reasons for inadequate government support of agricultural research projects
            Page 179
        Annex 12, Table 10: Counterpart shortages
            Page 180
        Annex 12, Table 11: Performance of the participant training programs of the projects in the sample
            Page 181
        Annex 12, Table 12: Expatriate technical assistance performance
            Page 182
        Annex 12, Table 13: Problems with procurement
            Page 183
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        Annex 13: Scope of work
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        Annex 14: Thumbnail sketches of projects in the sample
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        Bibliography of project evaluations
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        Bibliography of non-project related materials
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